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#1 Bkillazrallying

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 05:26 PM

Does anyone know of a lift kit available for a 93 legacy?
The BYB lift kits dont seem to cover anything but the old EA models, and scorpion ones have to be shipped from australia...
So does anyone know of any others?

I'm new to the whole subaru thing, but so far I really like my car, much better than that stupid BMW i had before, and way better than the Ram I had before that.

After finding this site, I really wanna lift mine, some of those look so bad rump roast, and it would certainly be a much better way to offroad than a freaking jeep...

ok done babbling, thanks.

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

Try www.Ozified.com - they are BYB kits made in America (San Diego) by P.K. Davis. I believe he either has a kit for Legacies or will be coming out with one soon. In my opinion, these are the best d/i/y kits available. If you live or are traveling near Oregon, call Mudrat and he can virtually lift anything to about any height you want. Good luck

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:13 PM

Kinda out of your way but mudrat79(John Bloom) makes lift kits for foresters and stuff so i think it would be a safe bet to say that he can make on...

do a search on him and in his sig is his phone #... phone him up and ask...



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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:16 PM

ya your right, they are releasing one at some point, according to the F.A.Q. page. But on their third picture page, they show a lifted 90-92 (cant tell) legacy...

is it possible to use the EA81 or 82 kit on a legacy?

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:26 PM

PK Davis is doing a 2" inch lift on a 93 legacy. Details in this thread:
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=23912

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:09 AM

How about a lift kit for a 99 Outback wagon? They seem to be a bit different than the Brat.

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:56 AM

How about a lift kit for a 99 Outback wagon? They seem to be a bit different than the Brat.

I already asked PK for an outback wagon lift kit, and he said that he will be start making them next year or so...Not sure exactly when. Best way to find out about this is to email him, since he is a very busy guy don't expect to get a reply soon. :grin:

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:44 AM

john mudrat! that's all i can say. if it's custom, i.e. outback, legacy, crazy flexy offroad rigs, transfercase mods. go to john!

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 12:52 AM

I say go email PK Davis and urge him to make a lift kit for your car asap! The more demand there is for certain products, the more likely they are to come to market faster. If you don't feel like waiting a year, PM or email lepetitprince about lifting options for Outbacks as he has done some reaserch into it for his own car.

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 07:39 AM

As has been stated, I can build you a 2 inch Kit for your Legacy right now.....:)

Is your car stick or auto...?

Feel free to call me, # is in my Sig......

Later, John in Oregon.....

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:05 PM

Try www.Ozified.com - they are BYB kits made in America (San Diego) by P.K. Davis.


Are these kits an easy install? What all is involved?

I just got another '84 GL Wagon I'd love to lift when I get it painted next spring.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 12:20 PM

Are these kits an easy install? What all is involved?

I just got another '84 GL Wagon I'd love to lift when I get it painted next spring.


You will need no fancy tools, machineary, or extra parts to install the lift; it's an all inclusive kit. Some have installed it in a single day. The amount of rust on the vehicle will effect how long it takes. Took me 2 weeks at about 2 - 4 hours a night to complete the install. Mine was VERY rusty :(

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:59 PM

Not Sure if it is True or Not.....I'll call P.K. to verify, But I think He was giving up on the 2" Body Lift......The New Gen cars are way different in the way things bolt to the Car frame......So there are more Blocking Points......

I can Build a 1 1/2" to 2" Strut/Spring Lift for any 90 or Newer Gen Legacy, Forester, Outback, OutBack Sport, Impreza Sport, Or Baja........ :D :slobber:

Also In doing it this way I gain you Clearance at the Bottom of the strut for larger than Stock diameter tires...... ;) so with lift + tires, you could gain as much as 3 1/3 inches of Ground Clearance........:)

Let me know if your interested......Cost on Most models is 650.00 plus shipping....

Later, John

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 06:36 PM

Indeed, PK doesn't see it as being very economical (and I agree) to make lift kits for the legacys and imprezas. Not only is a lift kit invloved, but the switchout to all new struts from a Outback. The struts a legacy comes with will not allow a bigger tire.

If you wanna lift your legacy, you're gonna have to go to John or figure out how to do it yourself.

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:17 PM

Yeah,
I think I'm gonna throw in the towel on the Legacy lift. As Zap says, to fit larger tires (unless 24" is you cup of tea), you have to switch out the struts all around ~ $300+ . Then the lift kit would be ~$450. And then, the strut extensions for the years 1990-1991 are different than 1992-1994 are different than the 1995+ are - egads.
Did they change again in 2000?

For now, I need to focus on the EA81s and EA82s for a bunch.
Regards/ PK

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 10:48 PM

You will need no fancy tools, machineary, or extra parts to install the lift; it's an all inclusive kit. Some have installed it in a single day. The amount of rust on the vehicle will effect how long it takes. Took me 2 weeks at about 2 - 4 hours a night to complete the install. Mine was VERY rusty :(


Is that chassis rust? Mine isn't bad, but I have the always rusted rocker panels and left rear wheel opening. Thanks

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 01:31 AM

he is speaking of the rust you may encounter from the bolts you will need to remove in order to put the lift kit on.ie. your rear shock mount bolts, your rear control arm bolts and such.your front strut rod bolts,differential hanger bolts, all of these can be a real p.i.t.a......

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:49 AM

I just ordered a 2" lift from Mike.... should be here Friday, '98 legacy outback...




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